3 user 5 critic
1:22 | Trailer
Mario and the rest race against each other for the gold cup again. Underwater and air gliding returns. Mario Kart 8 introduces zero gravity, and has a total of 48 race tracks.


Kosuke Yabuki
1 win & 9 nominations. See more awards »





Uncredited cast:
Tomo Adachi Tomo Adachi ... Female Mii (voice) (uncredited)
Nate Bihldorff Nate Bihldorff ... Shy Guy / Shy Guy Miners / Shy Guys hanging on vines (Wild Woods) (voice) (uncredited)
David Cooke David Cooke ... Morton Koopa Jr. (voice) (uncredited)
Stacey Deddo ... Sunshine Airport P.A. (voice) (uncredited)
Dan Falcone Dan Falcone ... Roy Koopa (voice) (uncredited)
Ashley Flannegan Ashley Flannegan ... Wendy O. Koopa (voice) (uncredited)
David J. Goldfarb ... Ludwig von Koopa (voice) (uncredited)
Katsuhiro Harasawa Katsuhiro Harasawa ... Male Mii (voice) (uncredited)
Ryan Higgins Ryan Higgins ... Iggy Koopa (voice) (uncredited)
Tomoyuki Higuchi Tomoyuki Higuchi ... Male Mii (voice) (uncredited)
Michelle Hippe ... Larry Koopa (voice) (uncredited)
Hitomi Hirose Hitomi Hirose ... Female Mii (voice) (uncredited)
Kenny James ... Bowser / Dry Bowser (voice) (uncredited)
Yûko Kaida ... Female Mii (voice) (uncredited)
Samantha Kelly Samantha Kelly ... Princess Peach / Toad / Baby Peach / Toadette / Pink Gold Peach / Cat Peach (voice) (uncredited)

Photos We Love From Our Favorite Video Games

Check out this collection of photos we love from some of our favorite video games. See our Video Games Guide for more.

See the full gallery

Learn more

More Like This 

Mario Kart Wii (Video Game 2008)
Action | Adventure | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

Mario and friends once again jump into the seat of their go-kart machines for the Wii installment of the venerable franchise. Now featuring an online racing mode, new motorbike vehicle types, and a special balancing system.

Director: Yasuyuki Oyagi
Stars: Charles Martinet, Samantha Kelly, Deanna Mustard
Super Mario 3D World (Video Game 2013)
Action | Adventure | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

Mario, Princess Peach, Luigi and Toad must save the Sprixie Princesses after Bowser has captured them in their kingdom.

Director: Koichi Hayashida
Stars: Charles Martinet, Samantha Kelly, Laura Faye Smith
Mario Kart 8: Deluxe (Video Game 2017)
Action | Adventure | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

An enhanced version of Mario Kart 8 (2014) for the Nintendo Switch. Includes all previous DLC, a revamped Battle Mode, the Inklings from Splatoon and returning fan-favorite characters like King Boo and Bowser Jr.

Director: Yusuke Shiraiwa
Stars: Tomo Adachi, Toru Asakawa, Nate Bihldorff
New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Video Game 2009)
Action | Adventure | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Princess Peach's birthday is ruined by the evil Koopalings that trap Peach inside a cake. The cake is loaded onto Bowser's airship and takes off, with Mario, Luigi, and the two Toads giving chase.

Directors: Shigeyuki Asuke, Takumi Kawagoe
Stars: Dan Falcone, Kenny James, Samantha Kelly
Mario Kart 7 (Video Game 2011)
Action | Family | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Mario Kart 7 features an alternate first-person perspective and kart customization, and introduces hang gliding and submersible karts. Newcomers Metal Mario, Lakitu, Wiggler, and Honey Queen, make up for a total of 17 drivers.

Director: Kosuke Yabuki
Stars: Tomo Adachi, Katsuhiro Harasawa, Tomoyuki Higuchi
Mario Kart DS (Video Game 2005)
Action | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Mario, Luigi and friends continue kart racing in this installment of Mario Kart for the Nintendo DS. Including the first online playability.

Directors: Yasuyuki Oyagi, Makoto Wada
Stars: Charles Martinet, Jen Taylor, Scott Burns
Mario Kart: Double Dash (Video Game 2003)
Action | Adventure | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

In this GameCube installment of Mario Kart, Mario, Luigi and friends race together in teams of two with all new special items specifically designed for certain characters.

Directors: Daiji Imai, Yasuyuki Oyagi
Stars: Charles Martinet, Deanna Mustard, Scott Burns
Mario Kart 64 (Video Game 1996)
Action | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

Nintendo's finest from the Mushroom Kingdom gather to race for first place in a multi-player mayhem classic for the Nintendo 64.

Director: Hideki Konno
Stars: Asako Haruhana, Tomoko Maruno, Charles Martinet
Super Mario Galaxy (Video Game 2007)
Action | Adventure | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9/10 X  

When Princess Peach is abducted as part of Bowser's galaxy creation scheme, stalwart plumber Mario must leap to her rescue, with the help of new celestial friends and powers.

Director: Yoshiaki Koizumi
Stars: Charles Martinet, Kenny James, Samantha Kelly
New Super Mario Bros. (Video Game 2006)
Action | Adventure | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

On a relaxing walk with Mario, Princess Peach gets kidnapped by Bowser Jr, and Mario must travel across 8 different themed worlds to save her.

Directors: Shigeyuki Asuke, Motoi Okamoto
Stars: Charles Martinet, Nicole Mills, Dolores Rogers
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (Video Game 2014)
Action | Adventure | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

Duke it out in the fourth entry of the Super Smash Bros. series. New features are a eight player-mode, support for Nintendo's Amiibos, custom Miis as playable fighters, post-release DLC and more.

Director: Masahiro Sakurai
Stars: Jason Adkins, Isabella Arevalo, Laura Bailey
Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Video Game 2010)
Action | Adventure | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  

Mario goes back in the galaxy to save Princess Peach from Bowser.

Director: Koichi Hayashida
Stars: Charles Martinet, Dex Manley, Scott Burns


Mario and the rest race against each other for the gold cup again. Underwater and air gliding returns. Mario Kart 8 introduces zero gravity, and has a total of 48 race tracks.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


E | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »

Did You Know?


Super Mario Galaxy series: An image of a Luma can be seen on an airplane (from Galaxy Air airlines) in Sunshine Airport, as well as on the Star Cup trophy. Also, part of Cloudtop Cruise's music is a cover of Gusty Garden Galaxy's music and Sky Station Galaxy's music. See more »

Crazy Credits

The very end of the credits shows logos for Mario Kart TV, Roy Smooth Sounds, Galaxy Air, Bowser Oil, Bullet Bill Speed Trial, REXA, Mario Motors, Larry Lights, Toad Services, Lemmy's Tire Service, PTT, and Morton Construction. See more »


Featured in Honest Game Trailers: Twisted Metal (2015) See more »

User Reviews

One of the better Mario Kart games ever!
8 June 2014 | by chribrenSee all my reviews

"Mario Kart 8" is a Mario racing game which was released on Wii U around the world, right at the end of May 2014.

As in the previous Mario Kart-games, Mario characters race against each other and throw items at each other in order to get 1st place.

What makes this game a little bit different from the previous games, is the anti-gravity mechanic which allows any character to drive on any surfaces like walls and ceilings. Other features, like underwater driving, gliders from 3DS-game "Mario Kart 7", and bikes from "Mario Kart Wii", return.

I bought this game at a local electronic shop several days before writing this review. Just when I began to play this game, I happened to enjoy it right when I was about to practice on Time Trial and then race against other characters. I love the game-play, the visual effects, and especially the anti-gravity I mentioned earlier. Enjoyable when played alone, but playing it with other people might make it exciting. The race tracks itself are pretty much stylized as well, and look more realistic than before.

Another feature which I found to be surprisingly funny is this: Instead of just seeing a character doing a victory/loser pose when completing a race, we also get to see highlights from the recently completed race before going on to the next race. Skipping the highlights is optional.

However, the battle mode is different from before. While the game-play is basically the same as before, instead of the traditional battle stages, you fight against each other on race tracks. You might even have to look for an opponent to use a weapon against.

While I pretty much accept the characters appearing on the character rooster (take the Koopalings and Metal Mario for example), the only character I think is a bit unnecessary is Pink Gold Peach. If I may ask. isn't it enough with the regular Princess Peach? By the way, I'm so happy to at least have unlocked Rosalina, because she happened to be one of my favorite characters in this entire game.

Basically, I find this game to be one of the better Mario Kart-games so far. A must-have game for anyone with the Wii U-console. All in all, I give this game a well deserved overall rating: 10/10.

10 of 11 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 3 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.


Official Sites:

Official site





Release Date:

30 May 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mario Kart 8 See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Stereo


See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Recently Viewed